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Seven Students Hired to Lead Morrisville Entrepreneurial Institute

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Seven Morrisville State College students have been hired to lead the Morrisville State College Entrepreneurship Institute (MSCEI).

MSCEI is a student-run organization which provides local businesses, non-profit agencies and charitable organizations with opportunities to partner with qualified students studying information technology. Students gain real-world experience while earning an income providing services such as creating customized Web sites, e-commerce sites, creating advertising and marketing plans, computer network services, and basic business consulting.

The following students were hired based on their skills in their fields and classroom work:

Kiki Cannell, of Johnsville, N.Y., an information technology: web development major
Matthew Gonzalez, of Queens, N.Y., an information technology: network administration major
Michael Headley, of Brooklyn, N.Y., an information technology: web development major
Winfield Wellington, of Freeport, N.Y., an information technology: web development major
Darrin Rockwell, of Fort Plain, N.Y., an information technology: web development major
Jorge Perez, of Bronx, N.Y., a computer information systems major
Edwin Perez, of Brooklyn, N.Y., an information technology: application software development major

Through MSCEI, students have opportunities to directly apply their technical and entrepreneurial skills and experience how the business world works. That experience includes working directly with customers, negotiating projects, building and delivering projects, and providing support after each project has been completed.

“I joined MSCEI because it was a great opportunity for me to obtain real-world experience, something that is definitely a plus when I graduate from college,” Edwin Perez said.

“Through my MSCEI experiences, I will understand how projects are run through an actual organization,” Rockwell said. “I will learn how to work with employees and gain more experience in the field.”

MSCEI also provides opportunities for students to work as a team.

“MSCEI helps you build teamwork, writing and communication skills,” Edwin Perez said.

Professors mentor students and oversee their projects.

“They are always there to motivate and guide you,” Edwin Perez said.

MSCEI also offers free community workshops and speaker presentations.

For more information about MSCEI, call the School of Business at 315-684-6056, or log on to the Institute’s Web site at www.mscei.org.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.

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